Monday, January 14, 2013

Nfu-Oh: NFU 51

Hey there lovely ladies, today I am sharing what I have on my nails today.  I acquired the beautiful NFU 51 in a swap a couple months ago.  I am IN LOVE with the bottles and I was able to get 51 and 61 (a silver holo) and I couldn't have been more excited. 

Here is the bottle of 51, it's gorgeous!  I love the corset tops, so unique.

Nfu Oh NFU 51

51 is a light purple jelly base with some color shifting flakies in it.  So, depending on whether you wear this alone or with some undies, you can get a few different looks from one polish.  Cool.

For my mani today I layered over black, so I could see the copper and green flakies and I love it.  Can you tell I love this polish?  LOL

Nfu Oh NFU 51
Base Coat:  Rejuvacote
Underwear:  Wet N Wild Ebony Hates Chris (1 coat)
Polish:  Nfu Oh NFU 51 (1 coat)
Top Coat:  Seche Vite

Of course different angles give you different views of the flakies.  As I sit here typing, the copper color is mostly what I see on my nails.

Nfu Oh NFU 51

What do you think?  Do you own this one?  What do you like to layer it over?  Or do you just like to wear it alone?  I will def be doing some more experimenting with this one :)

XOXO  Mandy

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Pretty & Polished Cuticle Oil {Review}

Hey all!  A few weeks ago I received a sample of cuticle oil from Pretty & Polished for review.  With the Holidays and all, I am finally ready to post my review.  Here is what I received, sorry for the cell phone pic, but it's all I had when my son decided he loved the oil too and sadly dumped half of it out while I was out and the kids were home with dad.  Yes, I am blaming dad for this one! 

Pretty & Polished Cuticle Oil

I got a little dropper bottle and a cute file.  Isn't it cute?!?!  So hanging out in my purse :)

You may have seen other reviews for oils or balms from Pretty & Polished, and originally the oils were dispensed with a roller ball, which had me super excited.  I was planning on getting one as soon as I ran out of my sample.  But then the news came that the roller ball failed :(  So now the oils are going to stay in droppers.  Which, if you ask me, is still better than a brush.  It's so simple to just grab a bit in the tube and dab a little drop at the top of my cuticles and rub it in.  Purse friendly and quit easy to apply.

Here is some info I received from Chels:
"Cuticle Oils will be packaged in dropper bottles that contain 7.3 ml of product (which is 1.3 more than the old packaging).  We will also be releasing new scents within the next 48 hours!"

Sooooo, you get a little more bang for you buck!  Here is what the new bottles will look like:

Pretty & Polished Cuticle Oil

I received fruit punch and it smells delicious!!  It's not too strong and doesn't fade away fast.  When I have my hands close to my face a while after using the oil, it still smells good :)

I have loved Pretty & Polish nail polish for a while, my collection is steadily growing, and now I can add the oils to one of my favs from the shop.  Chels has expanded her shop to include lots of great things like oils, balms, jewelry, gift sets and nail art tins.  Check out the SHOP and see for yourself.  Beware, your wallet may suffer LOL

XOXO  Mandy

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Whimsical Ideas By Pam: I Believe In Fairies

Morning!!  Today I wanna share with you a polish I got from my Birthday Group.  I have been wanting to get my hands on some Whimisies for a long time and I was lucky to receive a couple from a great friend for my birthday.  This one is called I Believe In Fairies, it's a beautiful light purple jelly base with lots of little glitters in blue, pink, green, and prob a few others I can't make out, plus some large star glitters.  
Sadly, not one star showed up when I was painting my nails.  Maybe next time, but I still love the look anyway.

Whimsical Ideas By Pam  I Believe in Fairies
Base Coat:  Rejuvacote
Base Color:  Orly Royal Navy (1 coat)
Glitter:  Whimsie I Believe in Faires (2 coats)
Top Coat:  Seche Vite

I def plan on wearing this again soon, but layering over purple.  The blue is lovely and I can't stop looking at my nails

Whimsical Ideas By Pam  I Believe in Fairies

Pam can be found on FB HERE, she doesn't have an Etsy shop, you just e mail her at, tell her what you want and she will invoice you.  Super simple!  She has some great stuff I hope to get my hands on.  Until then, I am quit enjoying I Believe in Fairies :)

XOXO  Mandy

Monday, January 7, 2013

BadAss Polish: The Vikes {Review}

Hey everyone, long time no talk!  Hope your Christmas and New Years was great.  My son was off school for 2 weeks and today was his first day back.  He was excited to go back and see his teacher.  I love that he loves school!!  
Before the break I received another polish from BadAss Polish for review.  The Vikes is another from their football line, based on The Vikings.  It's a clear base packed with purple glitter, small white hex glitter and large yellow hex glitter.  It's quit pretty.  Of course I took a few bottle shots:

BadAss Polish The Vikes

When I was deciding what I wanted to use as a base, I tried out like 10 different colors, and this one looks good over a variety of colors.  When I reviewed the last 2 polishes from the football line, America's Team and Go Pack Go! I kept with the colors of the team.  This time I just went all girly LOL  

BadAss Polish The Vikes

I went with pink and silver using Sally Hansen Extreme Wear Very Cherry and Orly Dazzle.  

BadAss Polish The Vikes

I used 2 coats of The Vikes over my base coat.  It was perfect.  Lots of purple, a little bit of white and a touch of the yellow :)  
As always, you can buy BadAss polishes on Etsy and make sure to check out their FB Page where you can check other reviews and swatches.  

Can't wait to see what else they come up with!!

Happy Monday, hope it's not too terrible to get back into your weekly routine after all the Christmas and New Years fun.

XOXO  Mandy

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Pretty & Polished coupon code

I know I have been MIA for a while.  With Christmas and family staying at my house to visit, I haven't had much time to do my nails let alone blog.  But I got an e mail this morning from Chels at Pretty & Polished and thought I should share some good news :)
Chels is offering a few of us bloggers a 10% off coupon code to share with our readers and FB followers.  You can go to her store HERE and use code Blogger10 to receive 10% off your order.  The code expires on Jan 4th at 12pm EST.  So take a few minutes and get something you have been looking for :)
Also, a new Valentine polish is coming out, so keep a look out for that one.  As well as a new collection called "Save the Dauphine Collection", due out on Jan 16th.  There is some surprise news to come, which I will share when I know more.  So, for now, enjoy 10% off your order and Happy New Year.  I will be back soon with more nail art and swatches :)